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When the Camera Stopped Rolling

23 October 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am


Phenomenal, Magnificent And Devastatingly Beautiful.” Mitzi Goldman, Documentary Australia Foundation

A story of the triumph of love and creativity over the pain of traumatic disruption.” Dr Anne-Marie Swan President, NSWIPP

Amongst its many accolades, writer and filmmaker Jane Castle’s award-winning film has been described as ‘absolutely engrossing – a story about artists, motherhood, finding yourself, the film industry’. The daughter of trailblazing Australian filmmaker, Lilias Fraser, has dug deep – using the rich textures of a stunning, unseen part of Australia’s cinematic history – to tell the epic tale of her mother’s extraordinary life, her career and their challenging relationship.

The screening of When the Camera Stopped Rolling (75 mins) will be followed by an in-depth conversation between Jane Castle and Cathy Henkel.


Jane Castle ACS is a multi-award winning filmmaker whose work as director includes the documentary Sixty Thousand Barrels and the short drama Roadside Café. She is also an award-winning cinematographer and the second woman to be accredited by the Australian Cinematographer’s Society. She has worked extensively in the US and Australia shooting feature films, documentaries and commercials, as well as music videos for performers such as Prince, U2, Mary J Blige, Usher and INXS. Jane has combined her filmmaking with her environmental activism, making a range of campaign videos for groups such as Greenpeace and The Total Environment Centre. When the Camera Stopped Rolling is her first feature-length documentary.

Cathy Henkel is Director of the WA Screen Academy at Edith Cowan University and an award-winning documentary filmmaker with 30+ years’ experience. Her work focuses on inspiring, global stories engaging audiences through cinema, television, online and education platforms. Her films have screened in over 26 countries and broadcast on ABC, BBC, CBC, PBS and HBO. She won the Tribeca Best Feature Documentary Award for her film about her mother: The Man who Stole my Mother’s Face. She was awarded SPA Documentary Producer of the Year and received an Emmy nomination for The Burning Season, and has won multiple other festival awards.  Her latest film, Laura’s Choice is streaming on ABC iView and was listed in The Guardian’s 10 Best Australian TV shows of 2021.



23 October 2022
10:00 am - 11:45 am


The Rechabite Hall
224 William Street
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